C. Brophy Christensen

Partner

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As Firmwide Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Corporate Department, C. Brophy Christensen represents issuers, underwriters, and investors in a wide range of public and private equity and debt offerings and exchange offers. These investment transactions include initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, debt offerings, and convertible offerings. Brophy advises companies in a variety of businesses, including those in financial services and banking, life sciences, REITs, semiconductors, electronics, software, entertainment, and telecommunications.

Brophy also represents buyers, sellers and financial advisors in connection with public and private strategic transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, and recapitalizations. He advises corporate clients on matters such as corporate governance, securities, and Sarbanes-Oxley issues, and investment banking clients on securities law-related matters.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2011-2017), Capital Markets: Debt Offerings (2011-2017, 2020), and M&A: Middle-Market ($500M-999M) (2020) 

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.: Order of the Coif, 1997
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1994

Professional Activities

Publications

  • “Accessing Capital Through Customised PIPE Offerings,”  Eurekahedge e-newsletter (November 15, 2016)
  • Represented Western Digital in two secondary public offerings totaling US$1.355 billion.
  • Represented CTI BioPharma in more than US$300 million of equity offerings and more than US$300 million of public offerings of convertible securities.
  • Represented EFI in diverse corporate and transactional counseling, including: a private placement of US$345 million convertible senior notes; its acquisitions of GamSys Software SPRL, Metrix Software, Press-Sense, Radius Solutions, and SmartLinc; a Dutch auction tender offer and a separate stock option tender offer.
  • Represented Francisco Partners in its acquisition of Foundation 9 Entertainment, and in subsequent tack-on acquisitions by Foundation 9 Entertainment, including of Amaze Entertainment and Shiny
  • Represented Palantir Technologies in a US$200 million private placement.

Press Releases

O’Melveny Adds Distinguished Five-Partner Corporate, Tax Team in Dallas

January 19, 2022

O’Melveny Guides Coinbase on Acquisition of FairX

January 13, 2022

O’Melveny Continues Private Equity Expansion by Adding Nationally Recognized Finance Partner

December 13, 2021

O’Melveny Continues Texas Expansion with Addition of Renowned Energy Sector Dealmaker

November 17, 2021

O’Melveny Reaches #1 on The American Lawyer’s “A-List”

August 5, 2021

O’Melveny Welcomes Top Silicon Valley Dealmaker; Continues to Strengthen Technology Practice in Northern California

July 26, 2021

O’Melveny Expands into Texas

June 7, 2021

O’Melveny Announces New Leadership Appointments

February 11, 2021

Top Internet and Data Privacy Lawyer Tod Cohen Joins O’Melveny

January 5, 2021

O’Melveny Bolsters Real Estate Ranks with Returning Partners

April 22, 2020

In the News

The Deal: Coinbase, FairX Look to Crypto Derivatives

January 14, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Snags McDermott Private Equity Specialist

December 14, 2021

O’Melveny Recognized as a Leader for Satisfaction, #1 for Tech, in The American Lawyer’s 2021 Midlevel Associates Survey

August 24, 2021

Law360: O’Melveny Adds Ex-Wilson Sonsini M&A Pro in Silicon Valley

July 26, 2021

The Recorder: O’Melveny Continues Technology Hiring Spree, Adding Wilson Sonsini Partner

July 26, 2021

Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Announces New Leaders, Including Litigation, Corporate

February 11, 2021

Law360: O’Melveny-Led Cannabis Finance REIT Readies US$100M IPO

February 3, 2021

Law.com What’s Next: In-House Leader for Twitter, eBay and StubHub Joins O’Melveny

January 5, 2021

The American Lawyer: In-House Leader for Twitter, eBay and StubHub Joins O’Melveny

January 5, 2021

Law360: 6 Firms Steer Trio Of Biotech IPOs Totaling US$584M

July 10, 2020

The Recorder: O’Melveny Brings Back 2 LA Real Estate Partners From DLA Piper

April 22, 2020